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DAN Coverage in Cozumel - GOOD News!!!

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Christi, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just got off the phone with Heidi Piccolo of Hiperbarica De Cozumel, which is located in Clinica San Miguel on Calle 6 between Av. 5 and Av. 10

    As I have mentioned several times before, and just again for clarification, Dr. Piccolo is in no way related to the SSS Chambers. In fact, Dr. Piccolo is the registered DAN facility in Cozumel, NOT the SSSI Chamber.

    Dr. Piccolo has been working very closely with DAN during all of the SSS drama, and has reached an agreement with DAN regarding fees and payments. As always, Dr. Piccolo's chamber will continue accepting DAN and they will file your claim for you without problems.

    Heidi relayed some additional information to me about the SSS situation, which brought many things to light regarding that chamber and the owner and previous owner.

    Additionally, Dr. Piccolo has a chamber in Playa del Carmen and is working to form a network with the chamber in Cancun so that all of Q. Roo will be covered with this network by DAN. For more information on this, please contact Heidi Piccolo at meditur@cozumel.com.mx and for information on this chamber http://cozumelmexico.net/services/Cozumel-hyperbaric-chamber.htm

    I hope this will ease some minds about DAN coverage in Cozumel....you WILL be covered and your claim will be filed for you!

    I am very glad DAN and Dr. Piccolo have reached a fair and equitable agreement for both parties!! This has always been my preferred Dr. and chamber in Cozumel...and of course will continue to be!

    Maybe a Mod can make this sticky since it has been such a topic of concern!
     
  2. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    What are you saying?

    Is there still a certain chamber there that will not accept DAN? Is this a different operation? A bit confusing.
     
  3. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Cozumel, MX
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    Have you missed all the drama lately with DAN and the SSI chambers? It's al over the board...in this forum and the Basic Scuba Discussion forum.

    Dr. Piccolo is a completely seperate entity as I stated in my post. He DOES accept DAN and WILL cover all diving emergencies.
     
  4. deco_martini

    deco_martini Manta Ray

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    I take it DiveAssure is drama-free in Cozumel?
     
  5. awap

    awap Solo Diver

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    How about the NAUI insurance (no "underwater fishing" exclusion)?
     
  6. divematt

    divematt Solo Diver

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    I'm really glad to hear all of this Christy and I'm sure it will put all of us with DAN insurance at ease. :D Now let's all dive safe and never need it!

    Matt
     
  7. chuck86

    chuck86 Nassau Grouper

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    I for one have had up close and personal experience with both DAN and Dr. Piccilo. They are both tops in my books. We had some minor problems with DAN at first but that was all worked out and everything was covered. DAN even paid the wire transfer fees from my bank.
     
  8. RICHinNC

    RICHinNC Solo Diver

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    Not to hijack here....but I also got word from John Moore of Dive BARBDOS and there is no problem with the chamber there in BARBADOS and DAN.

    Plus...I got an email from DAN today saying that even at an SSS chamber....DAN is good even with them with NO out of pocket costs for the insured. Yes, DAN and SSS are having squabbles...but supposedly not to degree it effects a DAN customer.

    rich
     
  9. HammerNoMore

    HammerNoMore Instructor, Scuba

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  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In case you missed it - from a Sticky thread in Basic Scuba Forum...
    :D
     

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